Friday, April 25, 2014

Roots Fashion Show - Local Talent, Local Artists, for a Nationwide Cause

If you have never heard of Jack Hoffman, you may live under a rock.

The little man, who has not even reached the age of 10, caught the attention of the entire country as he scored a touchdown on a major collegiate football field, won and ESPY award, and most importantly, beat cancer (he is currently in remission), all while creating the Team Jack Foundation for research in pediatric brain cancer.

Jack has won hearts nationwide, but no one loves him quite like the people here in his native Nebraska.  Little Jack has touched our hearts, and inspired people throughout the state to become active in his mission to find a cure.

 One such Nebraskan, Kylie Bollwitt, a Native of O'neill Nebraska, owner of Styling By Kylie, and Omaha Fashion Week superstar, is creating a little glamour in order to support Team Jack.

On May 10th, she will be co-producing the Roots Fashion Show in her native O'neill.  All designers, musical artists, and featured vendors are Nebraska born.  Designers will include O'neill native and Chicago based, Chantele Marie with her label CME, and native Nebraskan, and LA based, Jennifer Hausman with her American made (and WONDERFULLY FITTING) denim brand, JHaus.  Entertainment will be provided via Nebraska artists Rehme Sutton, Brandi Walters, Rachel Price, and Carson Belik.

The evening will have something for everyone.  Guests will mingle as they shop local vendors, hit the red carpet, and Team Jack Photobooth as they sip cocktails during the 7pm cocktail hour as they wait for the main event at 8pm.  The event will features a total of 3 showcases, and in addition to the designers mentioned above, will include looks from 318 On The Avenue, a boutique from Norfolk, Nebraska.  A silent auction will also be open throughout the evening, with proceeds going to Team Jack.

Tickets for the event are available at http://www.kbrx.com/pages/18496052.php for $50 with a portion of the proceeds going to the Team Jack Foundation.

EVENT DETAILS:

May 10, 2014
7pm - Cocktail Hour
8pm - Showtime

Keep up to date on all the happenings with the Roots Fashion Show!
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Roots4TeamJack?ref=hi
Twitter: @Rootsfashshow
Instagram: @RootsFashionShow

Learn more about Team Jack!

http://www.teamjackfoundation.org/about-team-jack/jack-hoffman/



Thanks all!!  Jack would Love your support!

<3 Aubrey

www.markoosmoderndesign.com




Thursday, August 29, 2013

Markoos Modern Design for Tiny Hands International - Omaha Fashion Week Benefit Auction



FINALLY!!  We have arrived at our final destination..  the auction for TINY HANDS INTERNATIONAL.  I am so very happy that I was able to work with such a fantastic group of people on this project.  It touched my heart to see some many people respond to the kids in need.


I first learned about Tiny Hands International on Easter while I was visiting my parents' home.  My cousin, Spencer Steffen, had sent them a letter regarding his plans for the summer.  My parents suggested that I give the letter a look.  I sat down and began reading about how he was planning to spend his summer in Nepal helping an organization that aims to assist children in danger of ending up on the dangerous streets of Nepal, and young girls and women who are in danger of becoming victims of human trafficking and/or the sex trade.

He wrote with such passion and humility.  He, who is pre-med at Creighton, was taking his summer off, and spending his time and money to help the most needy of all.  It touched my heart to see the level of responsibility and love from such a young man.  I knew that I wanted to help, and I knew that I could do more than send him a check to cover travel expenses.

I emailed him, and the LOVE CONQUERS ALL line for August 2013 Omaha Fashion Week slowly became a reality.  When Spencer left for Nepal, he left with fabric and paints in hand.  While he visited some of the children who had been fortunate enough to be saved by the Tiny Hands Mission, he had them paint on the fabrics.  They painted scenes of their beautiful country, messages of thanks, hearts, animals, and lots and lots of tiny handprints :)

I was so thrilled to see the colorful designs when he delivered them to me!  To have these little pieces of art from across the world was an incredible feeling.  To know that I was going to use them to help these kids, and more like them, was very rewarding.  I aimed to create a line that was beautiful, flowing, and easy to wear.  Each ensemble in our show featured hand painted appliqu├ęs or panels from one of the sweet kiddos in Nepal.

I also wanted to spread more awareness to the audience in attendance, as well as my fans in the online world.  So I created a video ..  watch it here.

The line was shown on August 19th, 2013.  My models were amazing.  The audience was great.  And the response was heartwarming.  I know how generous and giving the people of Omaha are, but I have been astonished with their support and giving attitudes.  It makes me feel great to be a part of such a great community.  I would like to thank everyone who made the evening so fantastic, incuding Tom Sena and his team at T'eez Salon, Greg Higgins from G Thompson Higgins Gallery, Nick and Brooke Hudson, producers of Omaha Fashion Week, Alyssa Dilts from Develp Model Management, all of the models, and their parents, and of course Spencer Steffen and the entire Tiny Hands International Organization.

Many of you have been waiting patiently, as I have been...  we finally have some great pictures to share with you, and offer the items for sale.

100% of the proceeds from the sale of these items will go back to TINY HANDS INTERNATIONAL and their mission.



PLEASE FOLLOW THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES:
-comment beneath the photo with your bid
-bids must increase in $2 increments or more
-no fighting (this is for charity, be nice!)
-any bids that do not follow the $2 increment rule will be erased
-all winners will be notified and invoiced via paypal
-all invoices must be paid within 48 hours
-shipping is available for a $3 additional charge, local bidders may arrange a pickup
-all sales are final




CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW EACH PICTURE TO BID ON THAT ENSEMBLE

Thank you SO MUCH to Greg Higgins from G Thompson Higgins Gallery for the amazing runway photography
visit him here

Size 5/6 - Bid HERE

Size 6/7 - Bid HERE

size 7 and 6 slim - Bid HERE

size 12 - Bid HERE

size 4/5 - Bid HERE
size 6/7 - Bid HERE
size 7/8 - Bid HERE

size 4/5 and ONS - Bid HERE


size 10 - Bid HERE

size 8 - Bid HERE

size 3/4t - Bid HERE

size 5 - Bid HERE

size 5/6 - Bid HERE








Thank you ALL so much for your support!  Working with everyone at Omaha Fashion Week, the producers, the volunteers, and the other designers is always an amazing experience.  Stay tuned for more auctions with items donated from other designers.  

Thanks again!

<3 Aubrey